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not approve. the last questions bode well for o'malley. marylanders still approve of the democrat. we will talk about some of the big issues involved in this poll. already this morning, we have had some comments from the campaign regarding this poll. bob ehrlich is stuck in the low 40's because people remember his record as a big spender. this poll is the statistical dead heat. marylanders are embracing bob ehrlich and his message of less spending. we're live on capitol hill, george lettis, is news. >> a pair of suspects are in custody in conjunction with a stabbing death of a johns hopkins researcher. john wagner and lavelva merritt are being charged with first- degree murder in the death of stephen pitcairn. he was blocks away from his home and on the phone with his mother. >> i heard somebody approach and he offered his wallet and everything, but they killed him. >> after being here for 20 years, it is just getting worse. >> police are looking into the possibility that pitcairn's death is a part of robberies in that area. there is a suspicious death in west baltimore. the body of a
anniversary celebration. >>> every single wednesday, good morning maryland, we're going to put three video resumes on the air. if you want yours on the air, send an e-mail to bestresumes@wmar.com with a microsoft word attachment. we'll have you tape a 20-second video pitch and we'll put it on the air as well as our website. >>> some ravens players spent the past few days giving back to the community. how the boys and girls of our community benefitted from their visit. >>> get inside. >> look at this. we'll show you a tornado that treated a home like it was made out of tooth picks. >>> first, let's head to justin berk with our weather. >> we had our own wind problems yesterday. mostly wind, no confirmed tornados in maryland. at 72 degrees, mostly clear skies, the sunlight already showing itself over the eastern sky. another hot day, less humid, more on that in a little bit. 5:34. let's go to the mta and check with mark jones. >> the commute looks good on the rail service. marc train system looking good for travel on the camden, penn and brunswick lines. on the buses, diverted at argon and h
worse than one year ago. as for the important issues on the minds of the people in maryland, topping the list was no surprise, the economy. 52% said the economy is the most imports will issue. 9% said the budget deficit. 7% traffic congestion. 5% taxes. george lettuce, wbal tv 11 news. >> you can see the complete results of our website, wbaltv.com click on politics. one day after severe storms wreaked havoc on the state, governor o'malley pledged to help those affected -- unaffected. the state will offer any assistance that it can. >> any help is needed from the state in terms of additional cruise, we will do everything in our power to provide. this is hard work given the amount of lines that are down. unfortunately i -- fortunately i think that there is progress being made. >> be jeannie officials say they have listed crews from other state to restore power customers. so far they have restored power over 100,000 customers but the downed trees on power lines have slowed the progress. >> today, july 27, things are feeling pretty good in contrast to those extremely hot temperatures tha
>>> it's almost here a. >>> now toofox 45 earll edition. maryland. the damage you're waking up to today. >>> she will train. childrrn. what is behind a spike in melanoma in kids. >>> they train and exercise, but is it a sport? the judge's ruling has put the future of cheerleading up for debate. >>> good morning. it's monday july 26th. it was rainy stormy day yesterday. will we get more of that today? we will find out. good morning i'm patrice harris. let's check in with meteorologist steve fertig. will we hii another record today. >>> yesterday hit the record of any record for any monthh it's 105 and we have already had 7 this year. we have had our shares. >> we had the thunderstorms and the ossible tornadic activity. we are looking forward to a much better week. 76 is the temperature inú baltimore and 77 in washington d.c. and in hagerstown 59 degrees. the dew pointssare going to be lower so that will make it more comfortable. most of the thunderrtorms well to the south now out of our way as the forgotten tal!! frontal moves welllin
on maryland avenue police found the victim's blood on different items. >> we got some good intell and tips about where some people who may have been involved in this incident might be and we executed on it. >> reporter: right now an initial court appearance is underway for lavetra merritt. john wagner is not scheduled to go before a judge today. >> thank you. pitcairn was from florida. his mother said in a phone interview, it's hard to articulate her loss and pain. >>> an intruder who sexually assaulted a woman in woodlawn has struck again. take a look at the sketch of the man. he broke into the home of a 43- year-old woman on monica place on june 26th and sexually assaulted her. he is now being charged with an attempted rape on franklin avenue as recently as this past saturday. >>> an update to the qater like that forced nearly a thousand guests out of a hotel. crews continue to clean up the marriott waterfront hotel. yesterday about 900 guests were bussed to various hotels across the city. the hotel hopes to reopen sometime today. >>> today the national transportation safety board will g
crews are still working to restore power to thousands of maryland homes. about 116,000 homes in montgomery county, plus 20,000 in prince george's county are without electricity. another 1,000 homes are still awaiting for the ac to come back on in anne arundel county. >>> just hours ago at the start of the business day in london, bp announced tony hayward will be stepping down. the last day will be october the 1st. he will get a new job in russia and will be replaced by american robert dudley, a mississippi native who is in charge of the cleanup. at 6:30, bp will talk about how it has impacted the earnings. >>> another disappointing loss for the orioles. three home runs last night, including this one by jose bautista. the birds are now winless in 10 games against the blue jays. >>> the ravens top draft pick sergio kindle will miss all of training camp after falling down two flights of stairs. it's unclear whether he will get to play at all this season. the rookies reported yesterday. the defensive tackle showed up early, coming off of surgery on his chest. he said he's ready.
severe storms rip through maryland, the damage you're wakkng up to today. >>> protection or pornography. a mother whose child went through an airport full body scanner speaks out. >>> and they train and exercise, but is it a sport? the judge's rulings that have put the futurr of cheerleading up for debate. >>> good morning. it's monday, july 26th. i'm patrice harris. a hot weekend. will we get more of the hot temmeratures for the workweek..3 meteorologist teve fertig is here to fill us in. we had hot temperatures and thunderstorms. i tried to hide in yesterday with the air-conditioning and i went out right when the storm started. i got caughh. 1 degrees for the the 5th time in the no which is an all time monthly record, too. hoo and humid with a chance of thunderstorms that were moving through, more than a chance, obviously did. today we have really little chance of seeing anything other than hot conditions but not as hot and lower hhmidity, not seeing any rain out there that has moved out of here to the south and east. 77 degrees in baltimore is we're looking at the fro
: at last check, 12,000 homes were still without power along with 6,000 other homes statewide. >>> maryland natural resources is investigating the death of a man during the storms. douglas smith was riding a jet ski when the storm hit. he and had a friend tried to race back to sandy point park when smith he was found later face down in the water. >>> 44-year-old died after a tree femme on the van she was drived. a 6-year-old was struck by a falling section of a tree in virginia. this tree smashed through a montgomery county home. luckily, no one was hurt. >> there's a person sitting where the tree fell on the couch. it fell right through the roof, it's right down to the floor. it crushed our piano. >> power was cut off to a plant that supplies water. authorses are asking people to curb their water use. >>> after yesterday's severe thunderstorms, it's a whole lot calmer. you're looking at a downtown picture. we have a look at your first forecast. >> the silver lining with the sold front that came through is behind it is much cooler and pleasant weather. look at some of the temperatures now.
complete coverage, it's wjz, maryland's news station. >>> blamed and threatened for the gulf oil spill, bp's ceo steps aside >> who is the company's new leader and how it will affect the cleanup. >> i'm mary bubala. >> i'm kye jackson here's what people will be talking about >>> he became the one to pass the blame of the worst environmental disaster. the look at the oil well that caused the disaster. tony hayward's announcement comes on the same day that bp posted their losses >> reporter: america getting ready to take the reigns as they promise they will make things right in the gulf >> spent the last three months on the coast and i will focus on the relationships and in washington >> reporter: the oil giant's first non-british ceo stood with tony hayward. he took over the response to the spill last month and the effort is about to enter a critical phase. they plan to pump mud and cement through the cap on the well to start the static kill. gulf coast residents are hopeful it will be seal perm independently and the gulf c cleaned up >> he knows the coast real well, i think it's
as well. we're not just a maryland-based organization, we want to promote the education of all the deaf, not just here in maryland. >> thank you very much, great job. we'll see more of casey. we'll put it up on abc2news.com. great pictures on the all-star game. megan? >> thanks, guys. >>> if you've ever wondered what kind of things are going in 24 hours around the world, you'll be able to see it for yourself. people are turning cameras on themselves and posting it on the web. more on the movie to be shared around the globe. can i eat heart healthy without giving up taste? a man can only try... and try...and try. i heard eating whole grain oats can help lower my cholesterol. it's gonna be tough...so tough. my wife and i want to lower our cholesterol, but finding healthy food that tastes good is torturous. your father is suffering. [ male announcer ] honey nut cheerios tastes great and can help lower cholesterol. >>> a young woman giving birth at a medical center and her husband there to help isn't that unusual, but the dad was there from his army post in iraq. the couple used an internet
at the maryland science center. very comfortable conditions on this tuesday morning. it feels a little crisp out there, especially away from the city. 61 degrees in york, pennsylvania. mid 60's's in westminster. it will be a nice day today. high temperatures in the upper 80's to around 90. pretty nice for this time of year. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. for now, to the news desk. >> a virginia community is in mourning after the deaths of two firefighters. the truck was involved in a chain reaction accident. the truck struck an suv and flipped over and landed on a mustang convertible. the reports of anyone else being heard in that accident. >> closing arguments were held yesterday in the rod blagojevich trial. it was not a smoothed day. blagojevich left the court room all smiles, waving to well- wishers. in court, sam adams told the judge he was going to mention witnesses had not called even though the judge had warns against it. he said he would be willing to chargesntempt of court ca if the judge did not change his mind. erin andrews was a stalking victim
of maryland and into the mountains. highs into the low 90s. lower humidity for the day tomorrow and more humid again friday and saturday. the hot weather continues into the first part of the weekend. jerry, how's the traffic? >> we're doing pretty well, the drive along 290 northbound, all travel lanes are open, no hangup theres. just watch for the construction barrels. over to ox enhill, maryland and look on the beltway, inner loop is okay, outer loop from 210 to saint barnabus road, heads-up. they should be picking that up about any time. >>> police are trying to figure out who killed a well known art terrori ist from montgomery county and dumped her body. she was restoring paintings for heads of state and famous hollywood celebrities. on monday her family reported her missing after she didn't return to her rockville home. later police found her body wrapped in a blanket in the alley. police did find tire tracks near the scene. a male suspect is being questioned by police. he has not been charged. >> at this point detectives believe they have the suspect in custody responsible for this death.
you to maryland. 270 southbound, volume is building around germantown road. overall okay to the split. wrapping up with the maps, route 4, 301, route 5, branch avenue, everything is in the clear out here. >>> at the top of the hour we bring you the latest on our deadly summer storm. the cleanup will take a while. pepco is getting help in utility crews from out of town. they are working around the clock to get electricity restored. at last check, 147,000 people without power this morning. the areas most affected rockville, gaithersburg and aspen hill. people in the seven springs apartment complex in college park are out of their homes. the storm damaged the roof on one building and residents tell us the management company isn't helping out. >> at last check 200 traffic lights in montgomery couldn't remain dark. crews are trying to restore those. crews from out of he region are heading in to help the power get back on fast. montgomery county fairgrounds is the staging area for those crews. how is it looking? >> pretty quiet but it will pick up shortly. right now we have 3550 power crews
than usual. on the capital beltway in maryland, things are filling out around the georgia avenue exit. overall not really many problems. 95 an the bw parkway, also smooth sailing and nice and green out of baltimore to 495. this is an eyesore. 66 eastbound early morning issues. jammed from 123 to the capital beltway. at least a 20 minute drive right now and this is partly due to lingering construction. finally a look at the travel times, 267 the toll road, eastbound seven minutes is what it is taking to get from 674 to the beltway. seven minutes on dc 295 to the 11th street bridge. traveling the outer loop from van doren to the wilson bridge is only taking you about seven. back to you. >>> in the living well segment, childhood cancer survivors may be at risk for heart disease later in life. researchers studied 600 kids treated with therapies that could potentially hurt the heart an they found out after 15 years 27% developed cardiac problems. >>> a new study found people who use the internet to help lose weight tend to be more success. they followed 1600 people. those that logged on to
for thousands of customers and killing one woman. >> a strong freak storm swept through maryland in a hurry sun afternoon leaving damage and killing one woman in prince georges county. >> i was told that the tree fell down as the claw was coming through. >> two women were inside the minivan. some of the washington d.c. suburbs got hit the hardest. >> it kind of blew in from nowhere and winds were swirling. i didn't see any funnel clouds. >> the storm knocked out power to 88 88,000 customers taking out power poles. >> it was pretty scary. >> the winds started snapping trees as bob ran for cover. >> i could see the trees coming down. and then small stuff was blowing down that way. but these were coming down one after another, i thought it would be more structural damage >> the strong chimney kept a tree from crashing the house, other fallen trees did plenty of damage in a brief storm that will leave some with lasting memories >> i am feeling so lucky. trying not to look at the dent in the car that is that far from where i was sitting. some are still out in prince georges county. the coast guard
tomorrow. >>> thousands of marylanders are still in the dark tonight after serious storms pounded the state, knocking out power and toppling trees. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bernadette woods has a closer look at the system. we begin with derek valcourtux track -- valcourt, tracking the area. >> you are talking about pretty powerful winds with that storm, able to knock down hundreds of trees across the region, knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes. and even responsible for the deaths of two marylanders. >> reporter: the powerful storm raced through maryland, hitting some of the washington, d.c. suburbs hardest, places like montgomery county. >> kind of blew us from out of nowhere. and winds were swirling. i didn't see any funnel clouds or anything. but as bad of wind as we can get around here. >> reporter: sky eye 13 over the damage in northern county. >> it was scary. >> bob cabahay. had strong stone chimney kept a massive, splintered tree from crushing the house. but in beltsville, prince george's county, a fallen tree did crush this minivan, killing one w
maryland's special police officers with authority on all ccbc campuses. the officers can arrest, use force no protect themselves and others. it's all in an effort to protect the campus. ccbc plans to make sure that all officers attend the academy by june 2011 to ensure a safe, college community. >> reporter: while the academy can be dualing, officers say it's necessary. >> i want to know my back-up will be there and be able to assist me in whatever situation comes around. because we are a cam knaus is open to the public, anything can happen on this campus. and you need to be prepared for that. >> and that type of preparation could save lives. in dundalk, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> the curriculum the officers experienced in the academy is unique and not offered anywhere else in the state. ccbc plans to offer academy training to others outside the college. >>> coming up next: we had rough weather passing through our area yesterday. >> we're still left with power outages, property damage and one reported death. >>> plus: the search continues for two sailors missing in afghanistan. cgl of
in virginia. quite a bit of damage in montgomery county, maryland. quite a bit of trees down. that's loudon county. numerous trees down. a 61-miles-per-hour measured wind gust. multiple trees down. there you can see the last of the thunderstorms now rolling across st. marys county. they are not severe. cooler lower humidity on the way. details forecast coming up. >> thanks, buddy. damage reports continue to pour into the newsroom. many from montgomery county where dozens of trees came down. one of the trees landed on a house. darcy spencer is live with that story. darcy? >> reporter: we were out driving in the truck during the storm this afternoon. it was very frightening. we were on river road heading out of the district. like anything struck one of the traps formers. there was a loud explosion. parts of river road were closed. there was a tree down on the road. people were driving on the wrong side of the road. it was scary for anyone out in this. this is what a lot of people are seeing in their neighborhoods. you can see a tree is blocking this road. people cannot come in. people cannot
graduated from and worked at the university of maryland. friends say she he can sold at all of -- excelled at all of that. but that wasn't what she loved most. >> family was the center of her life. she loved those two girls. >> reporter: she and her husband adopted the girls. they gave her son a gift that meant more than any other. >> when he was a newborn, she gave me a cotton blanket that belonged to sophie that was something sophie loved a great deal. she came over, gave me sophie's favorite blanket as a gift. and that meant a tremendous amount to me because it was her child's favorite blanket and she gave that to me. >> she was very generous? >> very generous, very kind, and she was a good person. >> very supportive lady. very intelligent. i'll certainly miss her. >> reporter: her 64-year-old mother was with her and was taken to the hospital. her physical condition is improving. of course, emotional recovery for the family will take a very long time. >> our thoughts and prayers are with them tonight. thank you. >>> severe storms c
for today... but even more jobs for the future. 5700 new jobs that makes maryland more competitive in the world economy. without governor o'malley, this expansion would never have happened. his commitment to upgrading our port and fighting for our workers is unparalleled. martin o'malley, there's never a doubt who's side he's on. martin o'malley. moving maryland forward. [ maltry the subway achin'steak & bacon melt. who's side he's on. and build your better breakfast with the new steak and bacon muffin melt with, oh yeah, bacon. crank up the flavor at subway. >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i am lisa robinson. >> and i am lisa robinson.
in the area are without power. 262,000 in montgomery county, maryland. 43,000 without power in baltimore. 48,000 in northern virginia. and the clean-up has just begun. the damage is so severe and so widespread that as of now, they have no timetable as to when most places will be back online. in maryland, i'm kristin fisher for cbs news. >> thank you. >>> there were also severe storms in the midwest and rising floodwaters caused an iowa dam to break. cbs news correspondent cynthia bowers is in delhi, iowa, with the latest. good morning, cynthia. >> reporter: good morning, betty. what's amazing about this is that this concrete dam has stood since the 1920s when it was built for hydroelectric power. the lake it formed had provided generations of iowa families with an affordable getaway until a stream came crashing down, taking out a 30-foot section of concrete. a nine-mile lake was reduced to a puddle. the sad news for folks here is in a recession, finding the money to rebuild this thing may be next to impossible. no loss of life is the only good news here. betty? >> all right, cbs's cynthia bo
a powerful storm. >>> the powerful storm raced through maryland. hitting some of the washington, d.c. suburbs hardest, places like montgomery county. >> kind of blew in from out of nowhere. then winds were swirling. i didn't see any funnel clouds or anything. but as bad a wind as we can get around here. >> reporter: sky eye chopper 13 over sparks in northern baltimore county. >> it was pretty scary. >> bob watched as trees snapped all around the house. this stock, stone -- strong stone chimney kept a tree from crushing the house. but a tree did crush this minivan, killing one woman. >> and i was told that the tree fell down, as the car was coming through. >> reporter: medics had to rush a second woman inside the minivan to the hospital. many boaters on the chesapeake bay, also caught by surprise. dnr police blame a jet skier. and they took 37 distress calls, dispatching a crew to help stench 77 people out of the water. >> we had very many very stressed out, were very worried about their situation. many people were reporting that they were taking on water. we had persons in the water. >> throu
today. >>> there is some good news for maryland residents. water restrictions for montgomery and prince georges counties were finally lifted last night. the storm knocked out power to the plant in potomac for 12 hours. it took several hours to get the plant back online. >> that was the good news. bad news, power outages are affecting many montgomery schools this morning. 59 buildings are still without power. there will be no summer classes, summer camps, recreation programs or meal programs at those buildings today. for an updated list visit the montgomery county school system's website. >>> stay with us throughout the morning for the latest power outage numbers and how it will affect your commute. you can find the latest information at nbcwashington.com. >>> today we may learn what caused the deadliest crash in metro history. national transportation safety board is meeting with investigators before holding a final vote on the probable cause of the redline crash. the boorld issue recommendations on how metro can avoid a similar tragedy in the future. last june, nine people were killed w
used by bradley manning, a 22-year-old from potomac maryland. . >>> we have much more ahead on the wiki leaks controversy. just after 7:30, we'll talk with military analysts with fox news about what kind of danger the leak could present. >>> a lot of people feeling the effects of the storm this morning. if your home or property has been damaged, how do you go about handling the insurance claims? how do you better prepare incase something like this happens to you in the future? >>> as we head to break, a live look outside right now, 270 at montrose. we'll get the latest weather and traffic for you coming up next. it's 9 minutes after 7:00. ecic >>> making headlines this morning, the washington interfaith network is planning to put jobs in neighborhood investment first. hundreds of groups packed the asbury united methodist church pressing candidates to make jobs their number one issue if elected. >> need to support our people so they have the skills to be able to qualify for jobs in the district of columbia and be able to get those jobs. >> the last four years are a demonstration of sever
, maryland, pennsylvania, new jersey, do have a couple of showers and storms down into southern virginia, most of the active weather now is being held just south of us down into maim north carolina. big storms firing here all the way toward the charleston area. this is really a disturbance riding along that same frontal boundary that came through us sunday. triggering severe storms here. still keeping the hottest and most humid air bottled up south of us as an area of high pressure sits on top of baltimore, on top of maryland. normally we might expect clear skies above a high centered over us like this, but it's kind of a dirty high wrapping mid-level moisture in. as we look further south here you can see that the cloud cover spinning up, that is going to continue overnight into the day tomorrow. generally partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies. and a chance for a pop-up shower or storm late in the afternoon tomorrow. even tomorrow evening, but the better chance will come with the passing of the next cold front. probably about thursday afternoon. not a ton of rain with this but there will
.o.v. violators during the morning and evening rush hours on interstates across maryland and virginia. in the first h.o.v. awareness day back in may officers pulled over nearly 1,000 violators and arrest -- two fugitives. >>> another big story this morning, frightening moments on board a flight from dulles out west. dozens of passengers were injured when the flight to los angeles hit unexpected turbulence. and gurvir has the latest on what happened. >> reporter: the flight was over kansas city when it was hit by extreme turbulence, tossing passengers and crew members around. passengers say the plane took a great dip and described it as an up and down motion. 30 people were injured, most had bruises, whiplash, strains and sprains but some people did have to be hospitalized. others were treated at the scene. here is what one passenger said happened. >> all of a sudden the plane dropped probably 20-30 feet. i saw at least two people hit the ceiling. the girl in front of me two rows, i saw her hit the ceiling and slam back down. luckily i had my seat belt on. >> reporter: after everybody
through the area. sunday's weather uprooted trees and brought heavy rains in maryland, dc and virginia. montgomery county was hit hard as a tornado warning was issued for a the southeastern part of the county. thousand of people are in the dark after trees brought down power lines. pepco alone has 293,000 without power. a spokesman says there's no timetable for electricity to be restored. >>> two people are dead from the severe weather. one woman was killed when her minivan was hit by a falling tree. her mother was take on the the hospital with serious injuries. and a 6-year-old boy in sterling, virginia, died after a tree fell on top of him. obviously significant storms. do we think there is any repeat today? >> no. the weather service will send out a team and see if there was a tornado but a lot of straight line winds, 60, 70 miles an hour brought down the trees. >> unbelievable. >> let's show you the radar we had. big storms yesterday afternoon and evening. kind of wet from wet to east. didn't see much in the way of severe weather, even though they have some thunderstorms, here, dc,
knocked out about 300 signals across d.c. and maryland and just made a mess of the morning rush. about 200 of those signals are still dark at this hour. these pictures are from montgomery county where the outages seem to be concentrated. they backed up traffic at major intersections. some drivers say the commute took twice as long as usual today. >> the ride home, too, will be a rough one. first a look from tracy wilkins with more on what it looked like this morning. >> reporter: traffic was backed up around the washington area as drivers tried driving through major intersections without traffic lights. >> it's a painful it's taking me an hour where it usually takes about 25, 30 minutes. >> last night's storm left about 30 intersections around d.c. like this one at nebraska and nevada avenues. d-dot has some temporary stop signs put up to remind drivers what to do when the signals are out. >> be respectful to everybody. >> reporter: while most know what to do at four-way intersections, this five-way intersection in beth daze including major rows like old he he georgetown and arlington got
getting hammered. we had a tornado warning earlier this afternoon for rockville, maryland. that has expired. but these storms are now working their way across the chesapeak i wouldn't be surprised if we get more warnings issued with these storms as we advance through the rest of the evening hours. here's what's happening in terms of the heat. we still have the heat advisories for much of the east, the south, stretching into alabama, into georgia. where it feels like it's 110 degrees even. and there are a lot of places yesterday that actually soared to record highs. and you can see it here. richmond, virginia, for example, what a hot summer it's been for you, up to 105 degrees yesterday. so some really hot numbers there. baltimore, up to 100, raleigh up to 100 as well. and in new york's central park. 97 degrees, it's been a stretch a long stretch of hot weather and the storms have only been providing some relief, really. because it tends to get hot once again. i can tell you that tomorrow you'll get an improvement and you'll see a reduction in humidity but it won't be a dramatic chan
, there it is in the 70s in western maryland and in much of west virginia. now, the dryer air that was with us yesterday and throughout much of the day is beginning to move off the atlantic seaboard. as it does, we have had increasing humidity and the circulation around that shifting our winds into the south and southeast will increase the humidity later today. already, we are getting a few showers as far north as charlottesville. they may creep a little farther north and to the west of washington. a slight chance of isolated storm. otherwise, partly cloudy and highs near 90. a little more humid today and more tomorrow. we will look at the weekend coming up in just a few minutes. >> okay, tom. thanks very much. >>> right now, a meeting on the final report of the deadliest metro crash underway. last june, nine people died in the red line accident. today, 13 months later, the national transportation safety board is expected to take a final vote on the probable cause of that crash. news 4's tracee wilkins is live in southwest and has more for us now. tracy rs good morning. >> good morning, barbara. i sat i
in as far away from ohio, pennsylvania, delaware and right here in maryland. >> they're going to start moving across the area. they'll be going with tree trimmers as necessary. going into the areas from montgomery county, also the district of columbia and prince georges county. even though we're staged here, we'll stretch across the entire pepco footprint. >> reporter: pepco expects most of those people to have their power back on today or tomorrow. they're also sticking to the timeline, they expect everyone to have their power restored by thursday. back to you, tony and allison? >> sarah, thank you so much. >>> montgomery county schools are still dealing with weather related closings. the power is still out at 59 montgomery county schools. summer school programs, camps, recreation programs and meals are all cancelled today at those 59 schools. you can find a link to a complete list the schools affected on myfoxdc.com under web links. we want to let you know, ivy mount school in rockville has been opened today. it is open today, however montgomery county parents will be required to tra
virginia n maryland, bge has just under 40,000 residents in the dark. much of that has been restored since yesterday afternoon. >>> the wind uprooted and downed many trees leading to at least two deaths. a woman was killed and her mother injured when a huge tree came crashing down on their minivan near rhode island avenue and odessa road. a falling tree limb also killed a 6-year-old boy walking with his family in sterling. >>> power outages are causing problems for wssc customers this morning. crews are working to restore power to its river road plant. mandatory water restrictions are in place. customers are being asked to top all outside water use and only run your washing machine and dishwasher when it is full. >>> we have new video in overnight of damage to an apartment complex in college park. half of the roof was ripped off. at least seven of the apartments on cherry hill road. six buildings have roof damage there. the roof damage is also affecting the impe ri. on village complex in greenville -- the imperion village complex in greenville. >>> bp says no decision has been made about t
. coming up, a new poll since light on the governor's race in maryland. >> and details about president obama's next fundraising spree. >> an update >>> in our top stories at 6:44 on this tuesday, the white house is calling the clleak of afghan war documents alarming. "wikileaks" posted 90,000 documents on the website. it threatens to create deeper doubts about the war at thhome. >>> the u.s. is participating in military maneuvers along with south korea after the sinking of the south korean war ship by north korea in march in which 46 sailors were killed. >>> one of two sailors missing in afghanistan since last week is confirmed dead. the body has been recovered. a colorado legislators said the sale was his wife's nephew, 30- year-old justin mcnelly. the search is on for the other sailors. >>> the national transportation safety board plans to release its final report on the june, 2009 crash that killed nine people. pamela brown is live with more. good morning. >> good morning. the findings that will be released today are expected to go beyond a typical ntsb report. ntsb investigators ar
was taken into custody. >>> the maryland washington, d.c. area has been hit by massive power outages after storms blew through the area knocking down trees and power lines. a prince georges county county fire spokesman says a tree fell on a mini-van killing a woman in beltsville. we'll send you back to new york for "good morning america." we'll see you in a half-hour for good morning maryland at 9:00. ♪ let's live it up i've got my money let's get it on ♪ >>> and we've got a feeling you're going to be back with us on friday, out in the park for black eyed peas. they are part of our summer concert series taking center stage on friday. we invite to you come on back. you're being very quiet and mysterious. >> oh, the sound. >> i know. >> we say good morning, america. on this monday morning, i'm robin along with george. >>> this morning, tory johnson is going to show you some people who have really mastered the art of living. making money from home. all of these people have done it. tory johnson is going to show us how. >>> plus, they can destroy your summer fun, and your home. army of ant
.c., maryland, issues all our jurisdictions around here. first up in the district, let's talk a little politics, folks. the chairman of the board of elections resigned last week. we have a big primary coming up september 14th. how is that going to be affected by this? >> you know, it seems like a nitpicky story but it is significant. if there was a challenge to election results, who would resolve it? the district may not be able to certify who is elected. this board has done a lot of voter registration levels. people need to make sure their names weren't purged erroneously. they will have where you can register and vote the same day. you can vote out of precinct. there are all these big changes. it's a lot for one agency. there's a question about whether or not they'll be able to do their job without a chairman or a board with a quorum. now, politically, this is a fight. the mayor will be able to appoint somebody out of emergency. >> interesting timeng. >> right. >> so the council is saying we have some names that we could present and we'll come back into session just for this one issue because
in new jersey, graduated from university of maryland. she worked at the university for many years. friends say she left that job to stay home with her kids. she is the mother of two young girls. >>> storms claimed the life of a jet ski rider on the chess a peek bay. warren smith and friend were out riding about a half mile south of the bay bridge. both turned around, headed for land when the storm popped up, the wind knocked smith's friend off the jet ski, and when he got back, he was face down in the water. it is not clear how he died. >>> storm related fatalities are the reminder we all need to take precautions when storms whip through like this one did. >> we always warn people with severe storms about lightning, don't get near trees, in general, don't be near trees. we have a huge canopy here. when we had remnants of is a bell come through, it is the huge trees that cause the trouble. yesterday, we had winds of 60 to 70 miles per hour, which is common with severe storms, but it was a big line. tom fitzgerald was saying driving in it, trees were down all over. >> they are part
in an apartment complex on colorado avenue [unintelligible] thousands across the district and in maryland still dealing with damage. >> nauseous, dizzy, anxious. >> that is how they felt after exposure to carbon monoxide from a power generator. they were without electricity. >> i was trying to help them out, try to save some money to not have to throw all the food away. >> many are running generators to try to keep things going. there are concerns that outages could mean bigger safed -- bigger health and safety issues. on georgia avenue the district has set up their mobile command center at the recreation center. members from the human services department are there as well as members of the red cross to help people if they need anything. and another thing, pepco has crews coming from out of town, about 350 crews expected to be in this morning to be on the ground to get power restored as fast as possible. courtney robinson reporting from northwest. >>> the local death toll from the storm is 3. a 62-road warren smith died of injuries he suffered while using the personal watercraft during the sto
. >>> look at dispatch center was by all of your -- by one of our viewers in maryland and a waste transfer center. wind toppled a giant crane, no reports of injury. >>> the storms were just as destructive in the district. hurricane strength winds broke trees and branches, sending them into houses, power lines, and on top of cars. roads were lifted from buildings -- rooves or listed. >> we have an abundance of large, old trees in northwest washington. this is a chevy chase parkway. there is one lying right across the street. it fell on top of several vehicles. aside from all of the of debris, power lines are down in this neighborhood. if we look around this area of northwest d.c., this is a real problem for a lot of people this morning, lights out. a lot of people still in the dark. at this hour we have not seen any cleanup crews or any repair crews coming through. of course, we understand that in the near future they do have this neighborhood on their agenda. a lot of people in this particular community are very anxious to get the streets cleaned up and to get their lights and air conditio
environmental homes in maryland about he peskey bed bugs. that is coming up later this -our. >>> should english be the only language legally allowed? town think so. a new proposed ordinance would make english the official -anguage of leno lake. under the plan all-city materials would only be printed in english and city meetings would not be trrnslated. the idea was proposed about a city councilmember who says ii will help save money, but the city's chambee of commerce says it could hurt city's ability to attract companies and skilled workers. others seem okay with it. -p>> no one comes to bat for us when it comes down to deciphering when we can't speak their language. you don't get no help from nobody. >> we speak engish in this country and that is the language that eople should learn if they want to move ere. >> offiiials from the american civil llberty fear that could turn into an immigration issue. leno lake has ever translated documents into another language so the impact of the decision isn't likely to be felt attall. >>> dust off your purple pride. training camp starts today for the ba
happened in maryland, where paramedics say the heat likely played a role in the death of a 20-year-old man who was biking and had a heart attack. >> this is shaping up to be the warmest july on record, and we've had the jet stream well to the north and that has been reinforcing the warm air. >> reporter: in the nation's capital, more scorching temperatures, that tourists from oregon were not accustomed to. >> not this hot and not this much humidity. >> reporter: back in new york, blistering temperatures seemed appropriate for a sand sculpting contest at coney island but the most some can do is wait it out and take advantage of anything that's cool. for "today" rehema ellis, nbc news, new york. >> now here's jenna. >> thanks. >>> since the gulf dodged a bullet as bonnie faded away, the scramble to make up lost time is on. ships are getting back into place this morning as crews continue to work on plugging the gusher before another big storm stops work again. this as british newspapers are reporting this morning that bp's embattled ceo, tony hayward might be stepping down. nbc's charles hadl
there and even in charles county as well as in parts of loudoun county and frederick county, maryland. we had 11 counties that had tree damage yesterday. well right now the dew points are comfortably dry, in the 50s. this is a wonderful break from the high humidity we've had going back all the way a couple weeks ago and over the last two weeks. on the eastern shore now, low 80s out of the mountains of western maryland, west virginia. it is just beautiful there, comfortably dry, clear visibility. temperatures there in the 70s and as the day progresses we'll have this area of high pressure that moved in from the midwest yesterday. that's what pushed into all the heat and humidity and created the the strong storms. it was a strong front that came through. now that area of high pressure is centered up over ohio. we're on the eastern edge of it. it's going to be coming our way here and be in place during the night tonight and during the day tomorrow. and then by tuesday evening it will begin to move off the southeast coast. as that happens, it'll begin to bring in more humidity and at the same time w
to get off the couch. >>> this comes to us from hagers town, maryland, where in a nearby town a man got a little more than he bargained for when he bought a used van. several days after driving it home he found a little tiny 5 week olde kitten living in the spare tire. he believes the mother was also living there but jumping out when the van started movingle. although the kitchen was dehee drated and covered with oil, he now goes by the name lucky. >> so today we had a kiten in a spare tire and a cheeseburger and a pickle in a gas tank. we've got it all. >>> have a great weekend, bill. i'm veronica de la cruz, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station. >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> a. he very happy friday to you. we're going to be blessed with one of the few days where we have not been above 90 degrees. you can see strong storms and showers that rolled through here last night. much more comfortable today. we will see mostly sunny skies. 73 degrees downtown. 73 at the airport, as well. we have some 60's
will be fully restored. >>> that vicious storm is blamed for the death of a maryland woman driving a minivan. she was caught by surprise when a powerful wind uprooted a tree and crushed her to death. >>> and a dam break estimates well into the millions of dollars and the threat from surging water is not over. the river is expected to crest today at a record high of more than 32 feet. >>> it is time now for this morning's weather from around the nation. stormy, with gusty winds and flash flooding from the carolinas down to florida. also in tennessee, arkansas and mississippi. showers and thunderstorms in louisiana and texas. 80-mile-an-hour winds, large hail and isolated tornados in north dakota and northern minnesota. >> meanwhile, 91 in fargo. 87 in minneapolis. 90 in kansas city. nearly 90 here in the big apple. 94 in atlanta. 91 in miami. 80s from seattle down to sacramento. phoenix hits 106. salt lake city 99, boise, 94. >>> ahead on this monday morning, a truly unbelievable medical mix-up. a young woman thought to have died in a car crash is identified among survivors from a family plan
high winds roared through maryland. another woman in the van was injured. all along the eastern seaboard temperatures in the high 90s gave way to a fast moving storm that caused heavy damage. in new york this storm brought down dozens of trees, one crashing this car. no injuries, but some residents thought it was more than just a rainstorm. >> it sounded like a little tornado was happening over here, because within seconds this big tree fell down and this one just missed the house by a couple inches. so it got bad. >> reporter: the nation's capital was hardest hit. >> we have a wire down over there. we have the street over there blocked by a tree that came down on a house and firefighters are over there right now. >> reporter: this morning hundreds of thousands in the area are without power. 262,000 in montgomery county, maryland, 43,000 without power in baltimore, 38,000 in northern virginia. and the cleanup has just begun. officials in the area say the damage is so severe and so widespread that as of now they have no timetable as to when most places will be back online. in asp
. the best is yet to come. >>> this comes to us now from whag in hagerstown, maryland, where in a nearby town, a man got a little more than he bargained for when he bought a used van. several days after driving it home, he discovered a little tiny 5-week-old kitten living in the spare tire. he believes the mother was also living there, but jumped out when the van started moving. although the kitten was dehydrated and covered with oil, it has since made a full recovery and now goes by the name lucky. too cute. so cute. >> are you a cat person? >> you know, i'm allergic. i would be if i wasn't allergic but i do think they are cute. >> see, that's very nice of you. >> thanks, bill. i'm veronica de la cruz and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station. >>> one annual festival in morocco honors some not so noblemen. the festival is dedicated to the barbary corsairs' seafaring pirates who plundered european ships and villages between in the middle ages in the 19th century. dancers, musicians, and acrobats took part in the dazzling production set against the c
isn't enough. >> plus, maryland congressman cummings weighing month tax cuts. >>> send me your thoughts, find me on twitter at mitchell reports. this is "andrea mitchell reports" only on msnbc. weake th. ♪ we make them tougher. ♪ we make them legendary. we make them better... ♪ to make your life better. ♪ and we've never made one... quite like this. the 100% electric nissan leaf. ♪ >>> president obama wrapped up his meeting with leaders today, leaders of both parties. john boehner planned to tell the president at that meeting that letting the bush tax cuts expire would mean tax increases across the board for americans. maryland congressman eliza cummings joins us. you have a different point of view, i suspect. >> first of all, good afternoon, andrea. i do have a different point of view. andrea, this is like somebody that goes to a store wanting to use a coupon that has expired. the fact is that these tax -- taxes cuts were to expire very shortly and that's what this is all about. we have to -- we are only talking about 2 to 3% of the population of the united states. a
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